dbpulvino at hotmail.com
Mon Dec 17 18:08:42 PST 2007
Sorry to poop on your party pooping, but I was going to recommend the exact
same thing a hammer...
When my starter went out a couple of years ago, it was intermittent and
frustrating. A dealership friend recommended the hammer test people in his
shop used; if it doesn't start, hit it with a hammer and see what happens
then. If it starts afterwords, the starter is caput. That's what I did,
and after doing an impact diagnosis, put in a new starter. That was the
Anyhow, it's not like you need to smash the shit out of the thing. Just a
tap is all that is needed, and given how tight it is to get in there, that's
about all the access allows.
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2007 20:29:09 -0500
From: Brett Dikeman <quattro at frank.mercea.net>
Subject: Re: starter inconsistency
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Cc: Kneale Brownson <knealeski at sbcglobal.net>, quattro at audifans.com,
200q20v at audifans.com
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On Dec 17, 2007, at 4:10 PM, Huw Powell wrote:
>, carry a hammer to rap it if it doesn't kick in.
Sorry to be a party-pooper here. Starters contain a warning label
with a hammer and a big red X; magnets are damaged by impact. They
can shatter (they're brittle) or demagnetize. You can also deform the
case enough that the magnets touch the rotor.
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